Source: The Boston Globe
On May 3, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan revealed plans yesterday for a rally commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling it the start of a broad social movement he says will jump-start the civil rights movement and help the poor and disenfranchised, regardless of color. Unlike 1995, Farrakhan said the anniversary rally on The Mall in Washington on Oct. 15 will involve women and is open to whites, Native Americans, and Latinos. It will also mark the start of the Millions More Movement, what Farrakhan described as a 'worldwide' effort to unify the poor and call attention to social issues, including wage and health care inequalities and slave reparations. The conservative movement in power has done little to address civil rights and the needs of the poor and threatens to roll back gains African-Americans have made since the 1960s, including allowing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to expire, Farrakhan said. That threat is a wake-up call to black leaders, he said."